Sunday, August 3, 2008

McCain Honorable?

Yeah, right. The hoopla the McCain camp raised against Obama for not visiting wounded troops? That was only one possible position he would have taken based on Obama's actions.

What the McCain campaign doesn’t want people to know, according to one GOP strategist I spoke with over the weekend, is that they had an ad script ready to go if Obama had visited the wounded troops saying that Obama was...wait for it...using wounded troops as campaign props. So, no matter which way Obama turned, McCain had an Obama bashing ad ready to launch. I guess that’s political hardball. But another word for it is the one word that most politicians are loathe to use about their opponents—a lie.

McCain pledged to run a civil campaign way back when. I guess he's decided that Rovian politics are the better path for him. Well, he has no hope of winning in the fall. Like him or not, Obama is riding a crest of American sentiment at the moment that will carry him right into the White House.

Hat tip to Andrew Sullivan.

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